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19th century Christmas atmosphere

1 December 2018 until 9 January 2019

This year Museum Willet-Holthuysen will be transformed into Christmas spheres of yesteryear. From 1 December 2018 to 9 January 2019, this historic canal house will show how the wealthy married couple Willet-Holthuysen celebrated Christmas in the nineteenth century and how they decorated their imposing dwelling in a Christmas style.

In Museum Willet-Holthuysen it is as if time has stood still. In the building, historic Christmas decorations were hung by the staff of Abraham and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, the last inhabitants of this canal house. In the dining room, the main course of the Christmas dinner has just been consumed and the crystal dessert service is ready for family and friends at the festively decorated table. In the main hall you can see a richly decorated Christmas tree with gifts for the children underneath.

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